What are 5 reasons leading up to the American Revolution?
The colonists did not pay any taxes until after the French and Indian War in 1763. Then Britain decided it was time they should pay for the war. This was even though the British made a treaty with the Native Americans to keep the colonists east of the Appalachian Mountains and paid the natives to take scalps of any colonist that violated this treaty. The British passed the so called Navigational Acts that said that the colonists should trade only with Britain even though the colonists could buy goods cheaper from the Dutch. Next came the Sugar Act making colonists pay tax on sugar and Stamp Act putting tax on newspapers and official documents (later removed). The Townshend Act taxed only imported goods. On March 5, 1770 there was a riot in Boston during which British soldiers shot dead five colonists that were throwing snowballs and rocks. This incident was known as Boston Massacre. Another incident was the Boston Tea Party where colonists dressed as Native Americans and threw out the tea brought by British ships into the harbor after passing the Tea Act giving a British company the right to sell tea to the colonists. Britain closed the harbor, brought troops to live in Boston homes, and planned on taking colonists to England to be tried for their crimes.
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What was founding father John Penn's contribution to the events leading up to the American Revolution?
Answer Penn casts critical vote . In an article which appeared in the Raleigh newspaper before the death of Thomas Jefferson, the former President said that North Carolina's voye for independence was critical and that Jefferson said that Penn was the deciding factor in getting North Carolina to v…ote yes and in getting William Hooper (who was hesoitant) to abstain. (MORE)
Answer . The king underestimated the abilities of the American Colonists and failed to adequately supply British troops. Their tactics were also inadequate for the type of fighting that they encountered in the woods and hills of the American Colonies. The British military wanted to fight in "ran…k and file", as they had always done. For open fighting ground, that works well, but when the American Colonists were hiding behind every rock and tree, AND they knew the countryside far better than the British, there was almost no possibility that the King's soldiers could succeed in stopping the rebellion.\n. \nThe reality is, most of the colonists didn't want to cecede from the Commonwealth, but the King had decided to overtax and refused to provide anything back. (MORE)
One of the events that led up to the American Revolution was thefeeling that the colonists had about how they were treated. Theyfelt they should be treated the same as the British. The colonistsfelt that they were being taxed, but had no representation.
What lead to the American Revolution was that Britain did not take care of the colonies as the should have.
There were many things that lead up to and caused the American revolution. Follow the attached link to the Declaration on Wikipedia and read the section titled: Indictment. The passage is pasted here.. Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which con…strains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. . He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. . He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them. . He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only. . He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures. . He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness of his invasions on the rights of the people. . He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within. . He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands . . He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers. . He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries. . He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance. . He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. . He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power . . He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation: . For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us : . For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States: . For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world : . For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: . For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury : . For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences: . For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province , establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies . For taking away our Charters , abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments: . For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever. . He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us. . He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. . He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages , and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation. . He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands. . He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions. . In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant , is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. (MORE)
Before the American Revolution, the colonists were unhappy aboutthe taxes they had to pay to Britain. This led to the Boston TeaParty and the passage of the Intolerable Acts.
because it was between the Britain and American The Stamp Act served as the "last straw" the colonists were willing to put up with from Great Britain and how it controlled the colonies. The Stamp Act was one of the so-called "Intolerable Acts" that Great Britain passed that harshly affected the col…onies. The Stamp Act required every document and paper to bear a stamp, like postage stamps, which the colonists had to buy. All of the Intolerable Acts were eventually repealed except for the Stamp Act. Colonists recognized that this was just another way of Great Britain imposing more taxes on them and they objected to it. Great Britain refused to repeal it despite demands by colonists that it be repealed. This was part of the "no taxation without representation" sentiment at the time. King George 3rd insisted on enforcing the Act but this insistence only made the colonists more and more angry with him to the point where the majority of colonists finally had enough and decided to rebel and cut all ties with Great Britain. And so they did.and by the way America won the revolution!!!!! This answer is completely accurate and true, but to answer your question in Laymen's Terms: The Stamp Act only helped to further the reason for America to rebel against Great Britain's tyrannical rule over the Colonies. In this, it gave further evidence to the Colonial Rebels to secede from Great Britain for what oppresions they were having to deal with. (MORE)
The frustration that had been building as result of . Stamp Act of 1765 Stamp Act - The British decree taxing all legal papers Issued in the colonies. The cause of the Stamp Act is that it was the first time British tried to tax paper, had to have a stamp in order tax. The effect of the Stamp act …was that the colonist boycotted All paper goods. . Townshed Acts of 1765 Town shed Acts - taxes on glass , paint, oil, lead, paper, an tea. The cause of the townshed act was that they tricked them into paying Taxes so they could pay British officials. In the result of the Townshed Act was that they boycotted all goods From English. . Boston Massacre . Boston Massacre-incident against the British troops, they were firing into a mob. . The cause of the Boston Massacre was that the crowd was throwing snowballs at them an they were getting very upset. . The effect of the a Boston was that it showed the dangers of having British troops in the colonial towns, . Tea Act of 1773 . Tea Act - This act helped the British east India company by giving it control over the American tea trade . The cause of the communications among leaders in Massachutes towns. . The result of the tea act was that the colonist were angry because they still have to pay tax on the shippers an merchants were upset about new law because they still had to pay tax on there tea. . Boston Tea Party . The Boston Tea Party - a protest against British in which patriots . Of the east Indian company threw the tea into the Boston Harbor. . The cause of the Boston Tea Party was that the colonist were very upset an rioted, . The result in the Boston Tea Party was that the colonist broke an threw all the tea out over into the river. . Intolerable Acts . The Intolerable Acts - laws that enacted by Parliament in 1774 severely restricting the rights of Massachusetts colonists. . The cause of it was that the parliament passed harsh laws to punish the colonists . . The effect of the Intolerable Acts was that the merchants lost huge sums of there money an spoiled and destroyed goods that was shipped to the colonies, adding to that, the lack of colonial representation in Parliament, was enough for these liberty hungry Pilgrims draft the Declaration of Independence between June 11, and June 28, 1776. The rest, as they say, is history. (MORE)
The colonists didn't want to go by British law. the british believed to be better than the Americans (at that time they were only colonists)because the Americans needed the help of the british in the french and Indian war (also known as the seven years war). the british began taxation and the coloni…sts went wild. the taxes sparked the term, "no taxation without representation." after few short battles, the revolution had begun. the over confidence of the british was their inevitably their downfall. (MORE)
One reason is that the French monarchy really liked to spend money. King Louis XVI was always trying to keep up with the expenses of his wife, Marie Antoinette (nicknamed "Madame Deficit"). The people of France were split up into three estates: 1) The clergy, 2) The nobility, and 3) The peasants and… the middle working class. The Third estate worked the most, got paid less, and had to pay the most taxes. Two bad harvest years put France into an economic "slump". Add that to the Madame Deficit problem and you've got a nearly bankrupt country. In response to this, good ol' Louis decided that it was time to raise taxes, which were already outrageously high. The Third estate revolted and decided to draft their own constitution. When the representatives of the Third estate tried to show it to the other two estates, they were ignored. So, on a tennis court, the reps vowed that they would meet there on that tennis court until they had gotten their very own constitution. That event was called the Tennis Court Oaths, for obvious reasons. (MORE)
Enlightenment Ideas did not lead to the American Revolution in any great way. Think of them as icing on a cake.
the tea act was tax that the british people taxed on colonies. Colonist didn't like it.They dumped tea over board ships.
The reasons the french revolution started were 1. Social and Political Inequalities 2. Economic debt of the government 3. Influence from the enlightenment and American revolution 4. Outbreak of revolution in 1789 The reasons the American revolution started 1. King George III of Britain was a tyrant …by the standards of James Otis and other colonial rebels. 2. Colonists in America wanted to break free of Britain to gain there own independence. 3. The kings neglect of the colonies. 4. Colonists being taxed without being represented "Taxation without Representation." (MORE)
The Townshend Acts weren't necessarily the main cause for therevolution, but they did cause a lot of friction between thecolonists and Britain. The Townshend Acts taxed the colonists onglass, lead, paints, paper, and tea. The colonists rejected theseduties, and therefore boycotted them, while coloni…al leadersencouraged American-made products instead of British. Thisdecreased the amount of imports from Britain, therefore forcingParliament to repeal the Townshend duties. However, they didn'trepeal the tax on tea, which eventually caused the Boston TeaParty. (MORE)
During the revolution, the U.S. started printing lots of money topay for the war, since the federal government couldn't levy taxesdue to the laws laid out by the Articles of Confederation. Lots ofavailable money leads to inflation.
There were many events that led up to the French Revolutionary War.Some of the major events include the economic crisis in France,famine of the people, the royalsÃ¢?? lack of understanding of whatthe commoners were going through, and the American Revolution War.
The signing to the Declaration of Independence, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, refusal of the King's decree.
No.. In general terms, the American Revolution came about because the British government did not fully realize the seriousness of the unrest and dissatisfaction which soon developed in its colonies in North America. The British government in London considered the distant colonies more as a possessi…on than as an extension of its territory and people. Ill-will between the British government and its colonies in North America began to develop after 1763.. The American colonies had enjoyed a large degree of self-government, and they wanted even greater freedom from British control, so they resented the imposition of stronger British rule and heavier taxes. The colonists refused to pay these taxes, and in 1773 the Boston Tea Party was staged to dump incoming tea into the harbor rather than pay taxes on it. Troops were sent into Massachusetts to strengthen British authority. Other events which aggravated the growing dissatisfaction in the colonies were new laws which limited westward settlement, restricted colonial trade with other countries and required colonists to house British soldiers stationed in their communities. All these laws are passed without consultation of the colonists.. When the American Revolution erupted in 1776, King Louis XVI of France supported the American colonies in their bid for independence from the United Kingdom. Little did the King know that he had helped bring about his own downfall. French military and financial support seriously weakened the French economy. In 1789, the same revolutionary fervor crossed the Atlantic Ocean and erupted in France. The effects of these revolutions spread around the world, as absolute monarchies in many other countries were replaced much more peacefully with limited constitutional monarchies, republics and other democracies.. The American Revolution officially began with a document, the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The French Revolution officially began with an action, the Storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. The most obvious difference was that the American Revolution resulted in the newly independent United States, whereas the French Revolution overthrew its own government. However, the French people were greatly impressed with the ideals of freedom and democracy sought by the new United States, and these greatly influenced their thinking. In the 1780's, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson came to France as diplomats, and their presence in Paris greatly impressed the French people. (MORE)
tea stamp sugar intolerable acts etc. you take you pick... Add on, Navigation Acts, Quartering acts and the association of these acts with the taxation from the French Indian War that left England so endebted that they had to raise taxes everywhere.
Because the American Revolution gave the people of France thebelieve that if the American could break away from their mothercountry England, which was one of the strongest in the world at thetime, and having French soldiers participate in the AmericanRevolution, gave them the idea that they no longe…r had to deal withKing Louis XVI and that they could succeed taking over thegovernment. (MORE)
the writs of assistance played a major role in the american revolution because the americans didn't like begin charged with warrents and begin seached.
1763: Treaty between Britain and France ends the French and Indian War. 1764: Britain's Parliament passes the Sugar Act, taxing molasses imported to the Colonies. 1765: Parliament passes the Stamp Act, taxing all printed materials, and the Quartering Act, requiring colonists to let British troopsc…ommandeer their homes. 1766: After months of boycotts and violent protests by colonists, King George III repeals (cancels) the Stamp Act. 1767: Parliament's Townshend Revenue Acts set a series of duties (indirect taxes) on imported goods. 1768: Bostonians refuse to pay duties; British warships enter Boston Harbor to enforce the law. 1770: Mar. 5: Boston Massacre--Five colonists are shot and killed by British soldiers during a protest-turned-riot. 1773: Dec. 16: Boston Tea Party--Protesters angry at taxes on imported tea toss tea chests off ships into Boston Harbor. 1774: Bostonians ignore British order to pay for damaged tea; British ships blockade Boston's port. 1775: Apr. 19: Shots fired at Lexington and Concord , Massachusetts; American Revolution begins. (MORE)
the Americans had home court advantage . the Americans had a higher motivation . the British made plenty of careless plan making mistakes
American hostility toward the Mother Country for the introduction of what were called the Intolerable Acts which among other things included taxation without representation.
1. Mercy Otis Warren2. Phillis Wheatley 3. Abigail Adams 4. Mary Hays 5. Betsy Ross 6. Esther Reed 7. Nancy Ward Hope that helps you!!:)
Why are british officials in London and colonial leaders unable to communicate effectively in the years leading up to the American revolution?
It took too long - six months was a normal round trip, ten by no means unusual, with two strong chances for sinking in addition. By the time you've answered Question A and repealed the Stamp Act, the colonists are onto Question B and the tea duty - in fact, they're probably on Question M.
The undocumented British policy known as the Salutary NeglectPolicy was put in place in an attempt to make the American coloniesobedient to Great Britain. The American colonies understood thatwhile this policy was in place they could not grow. TheRevolutionary War was an attempt to break free of thi…s type ofgovernmental leadership. (MORE)
patriots attacked Britain soldiers with ice and rocks so Britain fired back into the crowd using self defense
Americans fought on their own land: they were familiar with it, and they fought for it. . The militia may have been unorganized, but the unconventional tactics of the country men were adequate. They learned ambush tactics and preferred hand-to-hand combat from the days of the French and Indian Wa…r. . John Paul Jones was an inspirational leader of the miniscule navy. His determination was evident in his words: "I have not yet begun to fight." . George Washington headed the Continental Army, which endured many hardships. A great success was when he led troops across the Delaware River to catch Britain's German mercenaries off guard on Christmas Eve. . The Prussian Baron Von Steuben's strict instrustion after a harsh winter actually helped reform the continental Army into a decent, organized army. . The Americans' success at the important battle of Saratoga was the key to French support, which really determined Britain's fate. France had been sympathetic (they wanted revenge from the French and Indian/Seven Years War), but this event made them confident in participation. (MORE)
there are nine i know a few the stamp act the sugar act the quartering act the declaratory act the Townsend act the Boston massacre the Boston tea party and the intolerable acts. there is eight hoe that helps.
You can find the answer in the following link, which leads to the AP American History text book: http://wps.ablongman.com/long_divine_appap_7/23/5926/1517172.cw/index.html You can copy the link and paste it in you browser. When you have the text book web site open, go to chapter 5. THERE YOU WIL…L FIND YOUR Answer!!!!!!!!!! (MORE)
The American Colonies consisted of a vast continent of wooded and primitive land with few roads and virtually no bridge crossing of the major rivers. The territory size and primitive state hampered English efforts to contain the rebellion. General George Washington's troops often fought commando… style, engaging the British troops from behind trees or stone walls and disappearing into the night before the British could find them. Washington learned this fighting technique from the Indians during his service in the French and Indian war. The British considered this type of fighting cowardly and not at all what one would expect from gentlemen in combat. Thus, the Americans were able to reduce their war casualties by avoiding many open field battles. This was essential since disease and desertion were decimating the American ranks. Robert Morris of Pennsylvania was instrumental in maintaining some semblance of financial stability for the colonies early in the battle. Without his personal guarantees on many a loan the colonial troops would not have received any pay, food, clothing or weapons. Even with his efforts Washington's army suffered from every kind of deprivation throughout the war. When the French decided, after the Americans won the battle of Saratoga, to lend their support to our revolution the cause was assured. It didn't happen over night, in fact, it took another five years before hostilities ceased. America was indebted to the HEAD of France, King Louis XVI, unfortunately, America sat by and watched as the Anarchical Mobs of the French revolution severed his HEAD, via the guillotine. (MORE)
Perhaps because of the communications difficulties between the colonies and the mother country. Issues simply could not be resolved before the lid blew off.
Their are many different reasoning's for the American Revolution. 1. British Taxation. 2. American Colonists response's to the taxes. 3. The Colonies lacked representation in Parliament (British Government) 4. Some people say Tomas Paine started the war by writing Common Sense.
The American Revolutionary War began when the American colonists rejected the legitimacy and much of the legislation of Great Britain's Parliamentary system. American colonists wanted to be governed with representation and believed that Parliament did not do so. American colonists began petitionin…g British rules and goods. One example of this is the Boston Tea Party in which American colonists threw a shipment of British tea into the harbor, and stopped buying it. Americans wanted to feel justice from British laws and wanted to feel represented within their government. (MORE)
Because the Constitution led to endless disagreements about States' Rights (the freedom of one state to over-rule federal laws), whch was the root cause of the Civil War.
John Locke's social contract theory was that people are endowed with the rights of Life, Liberty, and Property and it was the governments job to protect these natural rights, and the government's power should come from the consent of the governed. These ideas were utilized in the writing of the Decl…aration of Independence and in turn began the American Revolutionary War. (MORE)
Some would contend that it was because their cause was just. They may have been more persistent in combat because they had so much to lose if they failed and much of the credit must be given to France for all of the support and military aid they provided to the Patriot cause.
America was tired of being ruled, by a terrible king, under the English crown. Also, the colonials were to being consented to the changes that were happening to their land, such as taxation, and having to be constantly watched by the English army, which stayed in the thirteen colonies.
Well let me start at the beginning shall I? America wasn't always its own separate country. It used to be colonies controlled by England. When everyone was first exploring, and they found the Americas, everyone went immediately to the easy money places. Spain went to the mountainous areas and got go…ld. Other people went to places near there or grew known cash crops. France got furs from the Indians. But England got the left overs. No one wanted the area near Ohio and towards the sea, so England took that and colonized. But they didn't know what to do with it or how to make money. The point of a colony is to make money, and since the colonies at first weren't making any money, they governed themselves. But when we started growing things and making money, England came in and: 1.) Got strict and took their rights 2.) Made them trade with England ONLY, so England got all the money and the colonists lost money ( Navigation Acts) 3.) Tried to tax them, to make them pay for the French and Indian war 4.) Passed the Quartering Act, which meant they had to house and feed soldiers in their homes 5.) Wouldn't let them have a say in Parliament (England's government) 6.) The actual solid thing that started the American Revolution: The Boston Massacre. And there you go! these are the 6 things (not in chronological order) that helped set off the revolution. (MORE)
Professor Omar Al-Terawi was one of the most important people who helped growing discontent lead to the american revolution
Since the navigation acts only allowed the American colonists totrade with their mother country, ( and based on the idea that themother country should be more powerful than their colony ) Eanglandcould raise their prices on the furnished goods that they exportedonto the colonies as high as they want…ed, and the colonies wouldhave to buy it anyways, this made the colonies angry, and this aswell as many other acts and events lead to the revolt against GreatBritan. (MORE)
The radical group boycotted taxes and inspired revolts against the British. They fueled tensions between the colonies and the British.
Most importantly, the French joined our side,we could not and would not have won without their support. Other then that we had strong military leaders like George Washington as well as some luck such as at the battle of Yorktown.
SO Britain said here America your rebelling and dumping our tea. so instead of shooting you or anything else. we are going to have you house our troops. you will cook for them and clean their clothes. well how would you like this soldier with a gun in your house watching you 24/7 this also lead to… the revolution because of how they made us do this in a time of peace. (MORE)
The Americans had a homeland advantage, while it took the British at least a year to get supplies all the way from Britain. The Americans had determination to win because they were fighting for their freedom, and the British were getting paid so they didn't really have that much determination
The colonists finally were fed up with all the taxes that parliament was approving without the colonies consent that they eventually rebelled. although most colonials did not want to break from Britan.
thye reason why is becuase the other poeple are fighting over a hot smokey lady...
Tea tax, (Tea act)- British taxed the colonists on tea. Boston tea party, - Colonists dumping tea into the Boston Harbor Sugar act - BRitish taxed the colonits on sugar No taxation without representation- Is what the colonits called it when british taxed them unreasonably and didnt let them have a s…ay in parliament. Townshed act- Unreasonable taxes on materials such as wood and glass... .......So mostly British taxing the colonists. Also british violated their rights. (MORE)
Britain was in a war with France that was costing a lot oftreasure. They decided to impose taxes on the colonies to help payfor the war and gave the colonies no say in the matter. Thecolonies resented this and there were rumblings of insurrection. Asa result the King sent troops to put down any trou…ble. The imposingof troops only inflamed the situation, finally resulting in revolt. (MORE)